Tom Hodges returns to Middle Tennessee as assistant coach

Lady Raider head coach Rick Insell made an announcement on Wednesday that made a lot of Blue Raider fans quite excited for next season. He announced that MTSU was hiring former MT women’s basketball assistant Tom Hodges back as the new assistant coach.

Hodges was at MT from 2005-2010 under coach Insell helping the Raiders win four Sun-Belt Conference Championships and an overall record of 126-38 in his five years there.

Hodges will focus primarily on post players and recruiting now that he is back at MTSU.


“He has numerous contacts with junior college and high school coaches across the country,” Coach Insell said in a statement to the MT Athletic Communications Department. “We’re very fortunate to have Tom back in Murfreesboro.”


Hodges was hired at Morehead State in 2010 as the head coach. While at Morehead State, Hodges won a school record 21 games in his first season. He would go a combined 51-68 in his four years there.


“It is exciting to have an opportunity to come back and work at Middle Tennessee with Coach Insell,” Hodges said. “It is overwhelming to think that we now have the privilege to be at the center of a Top 25 program once again.”


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